Panteão Nacional

Panteão Nacional information

Location
Lisbon , Portugal
Address
Campo de Santa Clara
More information
www.patrimoniocultural.pt
Prices
adult/child €4/free, free 1st Sun of the month
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun, to 5pm Oct-Mar
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Perched high and mighty above Graça’s Campo de Santa Clara, the porcelain-white Panteão Nacional is a baroque beauty. Originally intended as a church, it now pays homage to Portugal’s heroes and heroines, including 15th-century explorer Vasco da Gama and fadista (singer of traditional Portuguese song) Amália Rodrigues.

Lavishly adorned with pink marble and gold swirls, its echoing dome resembles an enormous Fabergé egg. Trudge up to the 4th-floor viewpoint for a sunbake and vertigo-inducing views over Alfama and the river.